15 Reasons Why I Hate Summer

If you ever need to look for a real-life Elsa, you need look no further. I am the human equivalent in that I love the cold. Like seriously, love it. So naturally, I have a bit of a freak-out every time summer comes around and aside from all of the BBQ’s, there’s not a single thing I like about it. Here is my list of 15 reasons why I hate summer which you can read whilst I hibernate until October.

15 Reasons Why I Hate Summer

  1. Hayfever: I tell you, there’s absolutely nothing I love more than sneezing 300 times a day and having a sinus headache for 5 months out of the year.
  2. Personal maintenance: I hate shaving my legs but unfortunately, more skirts and shorts means more leg shaving. Unless you’re one of those ultra cool women who doesn’t and gives no fucks. I bow to you.
  3. Bugs: Wasps. Ugh. Daddy long legs. Ugh. Flying ants. Triple ugh.
  4. Lethargy: I don’t know about you, but heat makes me soooo tired. And going to bed at 8 every night doesn’t make for very interesting stories.
  5. Electric shocks every time you touch a car door: Although I think this one might just be me. Even so, what the hell man?
  6. Being a pale, redhead: Sunburn. Sunburn everywhere. Sunburn when it’s not even sunny.
  7. The race against time ice-cream challenge: Taking an ice-cream from the freezer to the living room without it melting down your arm is just an impossible task.
  8. Showering 3 times a day: Could do without that, to be honest.
  9. No air-con: My house isn’t air conditioned. 99% of houses in the UK aren’t air conditioned. My kitchen turns into a sauna and my bedroom turns into Mordor. So sleeping is like, super pleasant.
  10. Trying not to act awkward when you head into your garden for an nice relaxing hour of reading at exactly the same time as your 65 year-old neighbour in nothing but his pants does: Eww.
  11. Not being able to use the oven in between the hours of 12pm and 9pm: Well, you can, if you don’t mind feeling like a dragon has just breathed on your head.
  12. Wasting make-up: Because by the time you step outside, it’s already melted off.
  13. The hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Ibiza and Maga photos that pop up on Facebook: Which all look exactly the same. Are 460 photos all of you in a club, with paint on your face, holding a vodka and coke really necessary?
  14. Getting into a car and feeling like you’ve accidentally fell into the fires of hell: What did I do to deserve this? I always tried to be a good person.
  15. Heat, in general: Hate it.

Do you agree with any of these or are you a lover of this dreaded season? What are your favourite and least favourite things about summer? Let me know!



  1. nellie says:

    I feel so bad for you. I truly sympathize. I wish I had the money to send you a massive air conditoner from the USA. I hate summer also!!!!!!! Here in the USA it is mosquitos along with heat!! I hide inside all summer. I have AC. My windows are sealed shut but at 11:30 pm at night just when I am ready to drift off there is that annoying high pitched mosquito whine of one damn bug that managed to get in. And I know that mosquito is not leaving until they have a full tank of my blood!! My house has ac and my electric bills are high. But during the winter I am ultra cheap with the heat to make up for it. I hate seeing sweating half naked people, seeing myself sweaty and half naked. My skin is prone to breakouts in the summer unless I wash it three times a day. I use tons of hairspray. I have to argue with myself not to be grouchy. I dread July and August. Even the sound of them conjures up visions of stoking a fiery furnace in hell. I dream of October and pray September is unseasonably cool. I thrive in the winter! I am cheerful and enjoy being cozy in my house. Nuf said.

    1. Crikey, you don’t have a good time during Summer do you!

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  6. Renee says:

    This is an old blog, but I’m replying anyway. It’s 110F today and is going to be for the rest of the week. Summer can go die now.

    1. Totally agree, I don’t know where you are in the world but it’s unbearable!

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